Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.®

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You Can't Buy Insurance During a Hurricane
Posted Fri, Sep 8th 2017 3:48 pm
Hurricane Irma will be here Monday.   Insurance writers stopped writing in South Carolina on Wednesday of this week.   If you don't have insurance in place for your closings, you can't get insura...

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Home Inspectors
Posted Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12:50 pm
Questions to Ask Your Home Inspector By MySmartBlog When you buy a Walhalla home, you need to know exactly what you’re buying. Imagine how frustrated you’d be to find out th...

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True or False: Working with the listing agent will get a buyer the best deal.... FALSE
Posted Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 2:57 pm
When a buyer starts to look for a house, they start on the internet, news paper and in the real estate magazines. This is just the beginning of the job of buying a home...the most expensive purchas...

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Ready-Set-Build
Posted Thu, Dec 5th 2013 9:28 am
Each year I introduce buyers to the idea that you do not have to buy a house, you can buy a lot and build a house.  Everyone hears the horrors of building, but it does not have to go down...

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You Can't Smell A House on Youtube
Posted Tue, May 22nd 2012 9:19 am
I love watching YOUTUBE videos of homes in the area, especially the ones I have shown or previewed.  I was watching one this morning about a house on a lake.  Great video, but the one thing that wa...

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Adventures of being a home buyer
Posted Wed, Mar 7th 2012 4:09 pm
I had a closing on Thursday that should have been sweet and easy insead  I had to fight over every detail of the closing. We wrote the first offer for the house on December 22nd.  Our offer was ba...

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Tax Assessment Appeal
Posted Fri, Dec 2nd 2011 3:40 pm
You still have one week to appeal this years tax re-assessment.  If you think the value is too high.  Appeal the value, it will be easier now than in future years. You do not have to have an appra...

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Tax Assessment Notices
Posted Sun, Sep 11th 2011 3:43 pm
We received our tax assessment notices in the mail yesterday.  Oconee County has just finished a year long process of re-assessing properties in the county. State law requires this to be completed ...

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Please remove the Tchotchke if you want your house to sell
Posted Mon, Aug 22nd 2011 10:15 am
When you are selling you need to remove the Tchotchke (CHOCH-kee) before the buyers arrive. Did you miss that word in English 101, ok the trinkets, baubles, do dads and distractions.  Buyers need t...

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School Starts August 18th
Posted Sat, Aug 13th 2011 10:45 am
School starts this week, August 18th.  A Thursday, not a Monday or Friday, but a Thursday.  I was told it was so that the students who have A-B schedules could at least meet the teachers and get th...

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Closing Day
Posted Mon, Jul 25th 2011 8:45 am
Closing Day!!! What happens when you go to a closing? You have been so busy and today you will see the results.   On closing day we like to do the walk through about an hour before closing.  Th...

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What to Expect the Week of your Closing
Posted Sun, Jul 24th 2011 1:45 pm
You have made your list, you have circled dates on the calendar and everything is coming together.  1) This week you will need to get home insurance.  You will have a clause that you must add whic...

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After the application but before the closing
Posted Tue, Jul 12th 2011 1:45 pm
You have answered all the questions.  You have sent over copies of all the bank statements, tax returns and dotted all the i's and crossed the t's with the mortgage company.  What happens next? ...

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What comes after Mortgage Application
Posted Fri, Jul 8th 2011 2:30 pm
OK, the mortgage application is finished and forwarded to the mortgage agent.  What comes next?  While you wait on the appraiser to be named, have the home inspected.  This should also be a conting...

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The Mortgage Application Process
Posted Sun, Jun 26th 2011 10:45 am
How to make it through the Mortgage Application process by Henry Brown In my 20 years in the mortgage industry I have found that the mortgage application is like any other form that has any had an...

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House Buying Process: After the contract to purchase
Posted Sun, Jun 26th 2011 10:15 am
Well you have looked at houses and looked at houses. You found one that meets your needs. Your agent wrote up the contract and it was accepted so what is next? First thing you should do is make a ...

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Find your Property by Tax Map Number
Posted Thu, Jun 9th 2011 4:45 pm
To retrieve tax maps from the OconeeSC.com site:   In the address bar type:  oconeesc.com, click enter   When the site comes up à Click Departments on the left side   àGeographic Information ...

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How to Find your Deed Online
Posted Thu, May 26th 2011 10:58 am
HOW TO GET A COPY OF YOUR DEED   Type “Oconeesc.com” in the address bar without the quotes   On left side choose DEPARTMENT LISTINGS Choose K-Z Choose REGISTAR OF DEEDS  at the bottom of the ...

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